Put-in-Bay’s (Put in Bay) Island Visitor Guide & Vacation Planner for 2013, produced by the Put-in-Bay (Put in Bay) Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau that represents 160 Put in Bay (Put-in-Bay) businesses, is now available for download, and can be ordered to be mailed first class postage for free. Click the link above.
2013 is an exciting year at Put-in-Bay as the Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie unfolds, and many related activities are scheduled throughout the summer. Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial will be open this year (May 25) and will provide the venue for many of the events and activities.On July 4, more than 2,000 members of the Masonic Lodge, representing the nine states that formed the Perry’s Victory Memorial Commission that built the memorial, will be at Put-in-Bay to re-enact the laying of the cornerstone of Perry’s Victory on the 100th anniversary of the event.
Earlier in the day, 20 new American citizens will take the Oath of Citizenship on the plaza of the memorial, and more than 250 men and women will participate in a Delayed Enlistment ceremony into all four branches of the Armed Forces at the site.
The day will end at dark with the annual Fireworks Program, presented by the Put-in-Bay Business Owners & Friends of the Bay.
Click on our 2013 Calendar for a list of all of this summer’s events.
Put-in-Bay, (Put in Bay) Ohio, on South Bass Island has been an ideal stopping point for boaters ever since Native Americans “put in at the bay” during their many journeys across Lake Erie. Since 1864 the island has been a tourist destination and hundreds of thousands of visitors have enjoyed the small town quality and quaintness of this island resort community every year.
More than three-quarters of a million visitors visit the downtown area each season and enjoy the Victorian era buildings that dominate Delaware Avenue. Put-in-Bay offers a wide variety of activities for the entire family: A narrated island tour, charter fishing, nine holes of golf, a visit to our 6,000 square foot historical museum, biplane rides, a tour of an historic island press house, a visit to our Butterfly House, boating, sailing, swimming, a Nature Trail, 18 holes of miniature golf, gem mining, an antique car museum, para-sailing, cave tours, two wineries, beautiful vineyards, excellent dining, RC car racing, a stop at the Perry Memorial’s Visitors Center, a visit to the Nature Museum, kayaking, jet skiing, fishing, and a visit to our aquatic resource center.
There’s also an eclectic mix of shops, each independently owned and filled with unique items. During the afternoon and evening you’ll find a wide selection of musical entertainment. We also have more than 55 lodging members, so after all that activity you can spend a restful night.
On the island you’ll find us in The Depot on the corner of Delaware and Toledo avenues where the downtown bus and the Island Tour Train are located. The downtown bus transports passengers from the Miller Ferry and the Jet Express dock is located just a block away.
We hope you enjoy your visit. And we invite you to “Celebrate Island Style” when you visit Put in Bay.
The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau produces a 56-page Put in Bay Island Visitor Guide each year. The Put in Bay Island Guide is available now for download, or to be mailed. The beginning of March the Put in Bay Vacation Guide will be distributed to AAAs, and Travel Agencies across Ohio and in border cities in surrounding states. You can get yours for free at any AAA, by download from our website, or by ordering a printed copy from our website, just click on “Receive our Island Guide.”
We look forward to seeing you during this very exciting time at Put in Bay, where you’ll find a summer full of activities, events and festivals, and commemorations of the Centennial of the building of Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial, and the Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie.